Masonic Lodge Building of 1887
This building was constructed by N. P. McKee and the Hancock Masonic Lodge in 1887. It was designed by Geo. W. Payne, a nationally renowned architect, with a large arched window and pyramid-shaped roof. in 1924 the building was purchased by Mississippi Valley Telephone. That year the building lost most of the interior, roof and arched window in a 3-alarm fire. The telephone company rebuilt the structure as it stands today.
National Register of Historic Places 1980
Location. 40° 24.776′ N, 91° 8.069′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is on South Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 South Adams Street, Carthage IL 62321, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Carthage Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Failed Murder Case (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln and Agriculture (about 300 feet away); Hamilton House (about 600 feet away); Lincoln in Hancock County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Carthage Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "Old Jail" (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 284 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.